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Averett University’s Graduate and Professional Studies programs are designed for today’s working adults who need to keep their skills fresh without putting their current career on hold.

We aim to admit students who are prepared to reap the greatest benefit from our rigorous, professionally-focused courses.

Admissions requirements are the same whether you study online or in person. However, they vary according to degree level. Generally, we prefer applicants who:

  • Have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on previous high school and college coursework, or 3.0 for master’s degree students
  • Can provide proof of at least two years’ full-time work experience, usually in the form of a resume that gives details of when and where you have worked.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

International or non-native English speakers must provide proof of proficiency in the English language, usually in the form of test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). See below for specific TOEFL score requirements.

Note: Non-native English speakers who are military personnel or veterans can have this requirement waived, as the armed forces require language proficiency before enlistment. Students who have earned more than 30 credits in college-level coursework at an American university where the language of delivery is English may also qualify for TOEFL waiver. Please speak to an admissions counselor for more details.

Associate Degree Programs

Students who wish to enroll in our associate-level degree program must:

  • Submit a completed admissions application
  • Provide official transcripts indicating high school completion with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or a GED of 250 (paper-based) or 500 (computer-based)
  • If applicable, submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities showing a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0*
  • If applicable, submit official transcripts from CLEP, DANTES, or official military transcripts
  • If applicable, submit proof of a TOEFL score of 500 (paper based test), 173 (computer based test), 61 (internet based test) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.
  • There is no work experience requirement for the Associate Degree Programs

*Diploma not required if the applicant has earned 12 college credits in a degree-seeking program at a regionally accredited college.

Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Students who wish to enroll in our bachelor degree programs must:

  • Submit a completed admissions application
  • Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges/universities showing a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and at least 54 transferable credits
  • If applicable, submit official transcripts from CLEP, DANTES, or official military transcripts
  • If applicable, submit proof of a TOEFL score of 500 (paper based test), 173 (computer based test), 61 (internet based test) or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

Students in the RN to BSN degree program must also provide proof of current Registered Nursing licensure in good standing.

Click here to view the B.S. admission requirements for IDEAL.

Master’s Degree Programs

Students applying for graduate degree-level study in our master’s programs must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

They must also:

  • Submit a completed application for admission
  • Provide official transcripts for the last 60 credits of the undergraduate degree demonstrating a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Transcripts must indicate date of undergraduate degree conferred
  • Provide proof of a score of 600 (paper-based total), 250 (computer-based total) or 100 (Internet-based total) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • Submit a resume providing proof of three years’ full-time work experience

For MBA programs, the Graduate Admissions Committee may provisionally admit students who earned less than a 3.0 as undergraduates if they can maintain a minimum grade of “B” in their first four business courses.

Master of Education

Applicants must meet the requirements above and also submit:

  • A Collegiate Professional Teacher License
  • Three letters of recommendation from current or former professors and employers who have knowledge of the applicant’s academic or professional performance and potential
  • Official scores on one of the following five standardized tests:
    • Praxis I (composite score of 532; writing section score of 176)
    • Praxis II ( with approval from Director of Graduate Education)
    • Graduate Record Examination (combined score of 850)
    • Miller Analogies Test (score of 400)
    • DOE Test (minimum passing combined score used by VA DOE is 470, passing score for DOE VRA is 235)
  • A current resume including months and years of employment, including at least one as a licensed primary or secondary classroom teacher.

Unlicensed M.Ed. applicants may be considered if they can provide proof of three years’ experience in an education-related occupation.

 

Questions? Averett is here to help.

To find out more about the admissions process at Averett University Graduate and Professional Studies, fill out the Request Info form to contact an Admissions Counselor today!

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